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Preston Bailey’s Global Reach-out: Indonesia

Posted by editor On March - 7 - 2009

My favorite event and floral designer – Preston Bailey, whose books I collect all.
Recently I browse through his blog and found out that he created this wonderful event for Biyan‘s fashion show, an Indonesian Fashion Designer in Dharmawangsa Hotel, Jakarta.

Biyan’s Fashion Show for Wedding, flower arrangement by Preston Bailey & team.

another shot ofthe glam,…

Preston Bailey’s breath taking runaway arrangement.

Preston Bailey’s arrangement for a wedding event in Jakarta, Indonesia.

source: Preston Bailey’s blog and Preston Bailey’s site.


The beautiful Bvlgari Hotel in Bali, the paradise Island

Posted by editor On July - 10 - 2008


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Bulgari being the famous brand in jewelry market now branching its hotel properties outside Milan, creating one that is very private and beautiful in Bali, Indonesia.

Blending the traditional Balinese style with contemporary Italian design, the Bulgari Resort in Bali is located near the village of Pecatu and the stunning cliff top site of the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, on the island’s far southwestern tip. Uniquely positioned at more than 150 meters above the sea shore, the resort offers unrivalled views across the Indian Ocean. Nestled between the cliff and the ocean, a 1.5 kilometer long beach is accessible only through the resort’s inclined elevator.

Designed by architects Antonio Citterio and Partners, the 59-villa resort reflects a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Balinese design while conveying the distinctive Bulgari Italian style.

I think personally it’s a very intimate and perfect romantic setting for a special couple vacation however each night will cost roughly at about $1,500 for each villa.

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view of the villages from top during the day

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view of the pool during the day

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view of the floating bar area during the day

The private beach accessible by the incline elevator

The view of Il Ristorante Fine dining restaurant in Bvlgari Resort.


Non-stop mud flow – one of the worst natural disaster

Posted by editor On July - 2 - 2008


The Sidoarjo mud flow or Lapindo mud, also informally abbreviated as Lusi, a contraction of Lumpur Sidoarjo (lumpur is the Indonesian word for mud), is an ongoing eruption of gas and mud in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia (20 kilometers south of Surabaya). It is considered to be a mud volcano.[1] It appears that the flow will continue indefinitely and so far all efforts to stem the flow have failed.

I’ve read accross tempointeraktif.com on the web and discover about a dissaterous condition known as lapindo mud flow which possibly caused by human errors.

A scientist has rejected the statement that Lapindo mud flows in Sidoarjo, East Java, two years ago, were caused by an earthquake in Yogyakarta and not by drilling.

“It was not a natural disaster but triggered by human error when drilling the Banjar-Panji-1 well,” said Professor. Richard Davies from Durham University, England, as reported by AFP, on Monday (9/6).

The mud flows started on May 29, 2006, and up until now cannot yet be handled.

What suprise me is the fact that this mud volcano or eruption has been going on (it doesn’t stop flowing) two years since last may 2006.
With that being said, it has drown many villages, small towns and factories around that area in East Java, Indonesia.

Unbelivable to know that humans mistake can cause a natural dissaster that won’t stop!


19 September 2006 – Aerial view of the mud gushing out of a Lapindo Brantas Inc. gas exploration well in Sidoarjo, East Java. The situation is slipping beyond control and called on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to hold Lapindo and its shareholders, Bakrie Group, Santos of Australia and Medco Group, fully accountable for one of Indonesia’s worst industrial disasters.

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